Hello, book lovers! 💕
I know there’s still a few days left in October. And I know I’ll probably read a couple more books before the end of the month. But I kind of feel like I’m running out of ideas for blog posts, and since it’s the end of yet another month, I figured I might as well talk to you guys about the books I’ve read this month. (And if you have any suggestions on posts that you would like to see from me, feel free to let me know in the comments below).
This month was a really good reading month for me. As of now when this post goes up, I have finished 5 books, and I really enjoyed all of them. I’m in the middle of another one, and I plan on reading one on Halloween. So if I finish those two books, I’ll have read a total of 7 books. Which is really good for me!
The first book I finished this month was The House in the Cerulean Sea by R.J. Klune. And if you had read my review for this book, then you would know that I absolutely adored this book. Like this is probably my new all-time favorite book. It’s just so magical and whimsical and beautiful. And if you haven’t read it, I would highly suggest you doing so. You won’t be disappointed.
After finishing that book, I decided to pick up the audiobook for The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James. This was a book I had gotten in the beginning of the year from my Book of the Month subscription box. And one that I had put off reading until now because I figured it was a good book to read in the fall time. And I was right. It was equal parts mysterious and thrilling and engrossing. I also have a review of this book up on my blog if you’re interested in knowing more of my thoughts. Even thought I don’t have much knowledge of the genre, I really enjoyed it.
The next couple books weren’t on my initial TBR from the beginning of the month, and one of them I didn’t know about until I picked it up because of the BookTuber, A Clockwork Reader. She mentioned The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab in one of her videos, and I immediately knew I had to read it. Mainly because it was V.E. Schwab, and I’ve really enjoyed her previous books. But this one, oh man, this one was spectacular. I’m so glad that I decided to pick up the audiobook. I flew through it in only a few sittings. Again, I have a review of this book up if you want to read more of my gushing of this book.
The other book that wasn’t initially on my TBR for this month was The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I had mentioned it in my Fall Reading Plans, but I forgot about it when I was making my October TBR. It wasn’t until halfway through the month that I remembered it was something that I wanted to read this month. So I picked up the audiobook. And like the other audiobooks I picked up this month, I flew through it in only a few sittings. It was a very whimsical and atmospheric story that I enjoyed a lot. I don’t yet have a review up for it, but I plan on doing one soon, so keep an eye out for that in the coming weeks.
The last book that I finished this month so far was Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia. I decided to pick up the audiobook (no surprise), and I’m glad that I did. I feel like these types of stories, the ones that are a little eerie and atmospheric, are better listened to in order to get the whole effect.
But I just recently finished it, so I’m still processing my thoughts on the book, but overall I really enjoyed it. It wasn’t nearly as good, in my opinion, as Eliza and Her Monsters, but it was definitely a good book and worth the read. I don’t have a review up for this one either, but I’m planning one soon once I get all my thoughts together about the book.
The book that I’m in the middle of reading and hope to finish by the end of this month is If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio. I’m not that far into it, maybe 75 pages. But I’m enjoying it. I might be in the minority with this, but I’m not really the biggest Shakespeare fan. And this book has a lot of quotes from Shakespeare since it takes place at a school where the theater students only put on Shakespearian plays. The references go right over my head, and I’m not sure if I’m getting the full effect of this book as the author intended. I went into it thinking it is a murder mystery, and it is to an extent.
Anyway, I’m hoping to finish it before Halloween because I intend on reading The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury. While that book isn’t long, I don’t usually like to read more than one book at a time. I’m not good at juggling between books.
But there you have it. Those are the books that I read this month and hope to finish before the month ends. What are some books that you read this month? Did you manage to read anything spooky? I’d love to discuss them in the comments below!
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